“My name is Mpho. I am in grade 6. I love playing netball. When I grow up I want to be a nurse. My mother’s name is Sophie. I don’t have a father. I am 12 years old. I like to eat fruits and vegetables. But there’s something I don’t like to eat: pumpkin!”
“My name is Lumka. I live in Tsakane. I’m 9. I’m in grade 3. My father name is Thabo. My mother name is Thando.”
“My name is Zanele. I am 14 years old. I attend school at Tsakane Secondary. I live with a family of 5 people: my mother; 2 sisters and2 uncles including me. I am in Grade 8.1. I like singing, debating and playing netball. My birthday is on the 3rd of April 2002. My favourite subjects at school are English, Creative Arts and Life Orientation. I don’t like eating too much food.”
This month, a group of students from the University of Leeds will be visiting Tsakane Township in South Africa. Through making comics and films with children ages 8-15, we hope to empower the young generation of South Africa and give them the chance to tell their own stories in their own way.
Watch our pre-trip video to learn more about the project, why we’re going and what we hope to achieve.